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[Aerial of Texaco Island]

Description: Photograph of Texaco Island in Port Arthur, TX. Several ships are docked by the shore. On the island are a large grain elevator and a motor oil packaging factory. At the far end of the island, the is a grouping of petroleum storage tanks.
Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial of West Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of the sparsely populated western portion of Port Arthur, TX. A water tower is in the center bottom. At the top is the main "B" drainage canal for the Texaco Company.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial of Woodrow Wilson Junior High School]

Description: Photograph of downtown Port Arthur, TX and Woodrow Wilson Junior High School. Behind the town and school are the Sabine-Neches Canal and Sabine Lake. A ship is sailing by the junior high on the canal.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial Photograph Canal and River Confluence]

Description: Photograph of the confluence of the Sabine-Neches Canal and the Neches River. The Rainbow Bridge is seen at the top left. The top corner of the petroleum storage fields is in the middle left.
Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial Photograph of Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of Port Arthur, TX. The entire town can be seen. The downtown area has taller buildings than the rest of the town. The Kansas City Southern Rail Depot is at the bottom. The Sabine-Neches Canal is to the right.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial Photograph of Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of Port Arthur, TX taken from the Navy aircraft "Dirigible Akron." Most of the city, canal, and lake are visible. A train is traveling through the rail yards. A tanker is sailing through the canal towards the raised Pleasure Pier Bridge. Pleasure Island and a majority of the coast of Sabine Lake can be seen.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial View of Flood Waters]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a flooded neighborhood near downtown Port Arthur, Texas. Flooding resulted from a hurricane, and spans the entire photograph.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial View of Government Complex]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a governmental complex. The complex includes a sub-courthouse, city hall, and post office. Other buildings and a body of water are also visible. Text below the photograph says "Governmental Complex Port Arthur, Texas August, 1985."
Date: August 1985
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial View of Groves]

Description: Photograph of the town of Groves, TX. The photo is taken from the air and the area surrounding Groves can be seen, including oil storage tanks, the Jefferson Chemical Plant, and Hogaboom Road. The town is small and surrounded by crop fields.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial View of Pleasure Pier Bridge]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of Pleasure Pier Bridge. The bridge is drawn up, and a ship is sailing through the canal. Smaller boats line the left shore. In the background, there is a view of the city.
Date: 196?
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial View of Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of buildings and streets in Port Arthur. In the foreground, there is a view of Kansas City Southern Railway. On the right side of the photograph, there is a body of water.
Date: 1952~
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial View of Port Arthur College]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of the Port Arthur College campus. In the background, a further view of the town is visible. On the left margin of the photograph, text says "Stilwell Blvd.," and an arrow points to a street running horizontally. On the bottom margin, text says "Lakeshore Drive" and an arrow points to a street running vertically. Also on the bottom margin, text says "Procter," and a second arrow points to a street running vertically.
Date: 193?
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial View of Procter Street]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of Procter Street in Port Arthur, Texas. Buildings, trees, and other streets are also visible. In the lower center of the photograph, the building is identified as the K. C. S. Depot.
Date: 1952
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial View of Saint Mary Hospital]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of Saint Mary Hospital on 3600 Gates Boulevard. There are several buildings connected by smaller covered walkways. Fields surround the hospital, and there is a football field behind it.
Date: January 20, 1949
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial View of Water Tower]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a 500,000 gallon water tower on Railroad Avenue. Behind the water tower, there is a train and an industrial storage lot. Text on the top-right of the photograph says "City of Port Arthur Water tower on Railroad Avenue and W. Thomas Blvd. Built 195. Capacity - 500,000 gallons. Photo - 11/13/74."
Date: November 13, 1974
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial View of Water Tower]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a 300,000 gallon water tower. Trees surround the tower, and a baseball field is located behind it. Text at the bottom-left of the photograph says "City of Port Arthur Gilham Circle Water Tower. Built - 1920. Capacity - 300,000 Photo - 11/13/74."
Date: November 13, 1974
Item Type: Photograph

[All American City Billboard]

Description: Photograph of a billboard advertising Port Arthur being selected as an All American City. The billboard consists of an illustration of a building and a seal with stars, stripes, and text that says "All America City Port Arthur, Texas 1973." Text on the billboard says "Congratulations Port Arthur Citizens On Being Selected All America City." A woman and man standing in front of the billboard are identified as Mrs. Leola King and W. J. Dickerson. Accompanying material gives information about the award.
Date: 1973
Item Type: Photograph

[All American City Committee Members]

Description: Photograph of the All American City committee members. They are posing in three rows. In the background, a panel hanging above them says "Grand Ballroom." Text at the bottom of the photograph identifies them as "Left to right: Fred Huber [City Councilman], Claude Ellis [Private citizen], George Wikoff [City Attorney], Bill Maddox [Publisher Port Arthur News], Mrs. Leola King [Private citizen], Pat DeBlanc [citizen], Lyle Vickers [Manager P.A. Chamber of Commerce], James Marshall Green, Sr. [Senior Citizen], W. L. Dickinson [Senior Citizens Group], George Dibrell [City Manager], Maurice Conerly [City Councilman], Van Buckner [Businessman], Arthur Guidry [City Councilman], Reverend Ransom Howard [Minister], Charles Freeman [Businessman], Ernest Meyer [City Secretary] Sam Monroe [Lamar University], Bernis Sadler [Mayor] R. L. Jones, Dave Smith."
Date: 1973
Item Type: Photograph